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Phono Cartridges

Oyster™ series

Oyster MM Cartridge



The Oyster, with its bonded spherical stylus and rugged generator assembly, is for those seeking the most costeffective moving magnet cartridge to use in the widest applications. Ideal for use in the vast array of entry-level performance turntables and flexible enough to play 45 and 78 rpm recordings with excellent results, the Oyster is a perfect choice.


Black Pearl MM Cartridge

Black Pearl

The Black Pearl builds on the strength of the Oyster with the addition of a smaller diameter spherical stylus and a more advanced generator assembly. The resulting richer output, greater separation and wider frequency range from this moving magnet cartridge means a more complete sonic picture is realized from every recording played.


Pearl MM Cartridge


The Pearl provides the best qualities that moving magnet cartridges have to offer; low noise, wide dynamics and exceptional trackability. Its elliptical stylus and sophisticated generator allows the Pearl to retrieve more information from your recordings while reducing wear on the groove walls.  The Pearl's frequency response is smooth and extended with exceptional channel separation across the frequency spectrum.


Blue Point No. 2 MC Cartridge

Blue Point No. 2

Offering exceptional performance and musicality at an affordable price, the latest generation Blue Point No.2 sets a new performance standard for the audiophile on a budget.

The inherent correctness of the impeccable mechanical and electrical design of the Blue Point No.2 allows this flexible performer to be compatible with virtually any tonearm and moving magnet phono stage. This unique high output design features an alloy cantilever, elliptical diamond stylus with exceptional tracking capability.


Blue Point Special EV0 III

Blue Point Special EV0 III

The evolution of the ever-popular Blue Point Special, the EVO III raises the performance bar even higher at this highly competitive price point. Its tonal balance is remarkably smooth, exhibiting a fundamental richness and overall warmth without sacrificing musical detail and resolution. Sound stage focus and channel separation are exemplary, as is the cartridges' ability to maintain a coherent consistency that reproduces music as a perceptual whole.

High-output moving coil design with 2.5-mV output. Chemically coated aluminum cantilever with 0.3mm x 0.7mm elliptical stylus. Ultra low-resonance open generator design. Resonance controlled mounting system provides the lowest mechanical impedance. Highly compatible with most modern tonearms.


Technical Specifications    

Model: Blue Point Special EVO III Blue Point No. 2 Pearl Black Pearl Oyster
Cartridge Type MC MC MM MM MM
Frequency Response 12Hz-50KHz 15Hz-25KHz 12Hz – 30KHz 18Hz – 27KHz 30Hz-20KHz
Output Voltage/Channel 2.5mV 2.5mV 4.0mV 4.0mV 4.0mV
Channel Separation 35db 32db 30db 28db 25db
Channel Balance 0.5db 0.5db 0.5db 0.5db 1.0db
Compliance 12(x10-6cm/dyne) 15(x10-6cm/dyne) 15(x10-6cm/dyne) 15(x10-6cm/dyne) 12(x10-6cm/dyne)
Stylus Size/Shape .3x.7/Elliptical .3x.7/Elliptical .2x.8/Elliptical 0.5/Sphr 0.6/Sphr
Load Impedance 47kΩ 47kΩ 47kΩ 47kΩ 47kΩ
Tracking Force Range 1.7-2.1 grams 1.6-2.0 grams 1.5-2.0 grams 1.5-2.0 grams 1.25-2.5 grams
Recommended Force 2.0 grams 1.8 grams 2.0 grams 2.0 grams 2.3 grams
Cartridge Weight 8.3 grams 6.3 grams 6.0 grams 6.0 grams 5.3 grams
Reference™ series

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